ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington man only identified as Micah H. has a lofty and impossible goal, but that didn’t stop him from taking his quest to the White House.
On Friday, Micah took to the White House’s official government website, whitehouse.gov, to petition that Texas should be peacefully allowed to “withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
All a petition on the We The People section of the website needs to get an official response from the White House is 25,000 signatures in one month.
Micah was able to get that (and more) within 4 days, and as media coverage of his petition grew, so did the number of people agreeing with him.
But there is only one problem – despite Texas lore, The Lone Star State does not have the right to form its own nation again.
According to the Texas State Library and Archives in Austin, Texas gave up the right to become independent again when we were annexed by the United States in 1845.
Our fate of statehood was further sealed without question following the Civil War with the Presidential Proclamation of August 1866, declaring peace between the U.S. and Texas.
Our statehood was fully restored 4 years later with the re-admittance of full representation in Washington during the reconstruction era after the war.
But, that doesn’t stop Texans like Micah or even Governor Rick Perry from having an independent streak, and from us believing ourselves ‘Boldest and Grandest’ amongst the states we share our country with.
Plus, we had a great 9-year run from 1836-1845. No other state can say that.
So where do you fall on the idea of a ‘one and indivisible’ Texas separate from the United States? Feel free to leave your comments below our favorite flag: